At a time when a certain OEM is limiting what developers can do with its devices, Sony continues its impressive streak of being one of the developer friendlier smartphone vendors. Over the years, Sony has had quite a good number of developer programs and the latest has just what you’d want to hear – a guide on how to build AOSP Android 9 Pie on your Sony Xperia devices.
Before you think of hopping onto this program, there are a few things you should know. First, you need a Linux-based OS and an unlocked Sony Xperia phone. If not unlocked, there’s a guide here. Of course, you must have a compatible device in order to attempt this, all of which are listed below.
- Xperia X, X Compact, and X Performance
- Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra
- Xperia XZ, XZs and XZ Premium
- Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact
Once everything is put together, all you have to do in order to build AOSP Android Pie for your Xperia phone is to follow the instructions published by Sony via the source link below. But be sure that you know what this entails before moving forward because this program is usually meant for advanced Android users.